Central Conn. College on Lockdown

Reports of armed man on campus


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An armed man was spotted on the campus of Central Connecticut State University on Monday, prompting a schoolwide lockdown and warnings for students to stay away from windows as police SWAT teams swarmed the area.

The university declared a campus emergency and an hour later its website continued urging students to remain inside buildings. It said police were searching in the area of a residence hall, and police officers were seen sheltering behind campus walls as several agencies responded.

University spokesman Mark McLaughlin said, "Somebody was seen either with a gun or was thought to have a gun."